Happy Wedding Wednesday loves!
Did you know that before I entered the world of Wedding Planning, I was a dancer?! I was a professional dancer for YEARS so music is in my blood! I am known to break out at a dance party at any given moment so this is one of my favorite posts to write.
The first thing to think about, do you want a DJ or live band? Both are great options, so let’s talk about the differences between the two:
Hire a DJ because:
DJ’s can provide a greater variety of music than live musicians
You want to make sure that your favorite songs sound the way you are used to hearing them
You want almost continuous music; live musicians will need breaks
There is a limited amount of floor space at your reception venue
You are on a limited budget
Hire live musicians because:
Live music is more exciting, and more people are likely to dance
All of the music will follow the same style ( jazz, reggae, blues, rock), which is essential if you are hosting a theme wedding
You aren’t likely to hear a style of music that you don’t like
Here are some things you may want to know before hiring a DJ or live musician that may make your decision easier:
Do you want to hire them for the ceremony? If so, and you are using a place of worship, have you gotten clearance for them to perform there?
What type of music do you want during your ceremony?
Will the DJ or musicians need to accompany any vocalists during the ceremony?
What mood do you want at your reception? Subdued and romantic or Dance Dance Revolution?
What songs do you want to be played?
What songs do you NOT want to be played?
When do you want music played, and do you have special songs you want to hear during special moments ( ie. cake cutting, toasts, bouquet and garter toss)
Do you want the DJ or band leader to be the master of ceremonies?
I know this is a lot to think about, but if you know what type of wedding you want your guests to enjoy, the choice is easy!
Until Next Time,